Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gainesville Quakers

" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "

George Fox

You are welcome here.  Join us for worship.

Quakers, such as those at Gainesville Meeting, make up a small percentage of Friends around the world. Today, unprogrammed Friends collaborate with Friends from all branches of Quakerism.

Quakers who worship in unprogrammed meetings share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We believe that there is “that of God” in everyone. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all. Quakerism is a way of life built upon values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, rather than a written set of beliefs. Quakers have a long-held commitment to putting their faith into direct action in the world.

Quaker meetings offer a place where people can find a real sense of community and are free to challenge, question and explore their own beliefs, values and ideas. Many Quakers describe it as a spiritual home – a place of deep connections; a group of people bound together by an awareness of the sacred in all things and a desire to change the world for the better.

UPDATE: 3/24/2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be meeting in person for worship.  Virtual worship using the ZOOM platform is available beginning 3/29/2020.  Request additional details by email using the CONTACT EMAIL link in the panel to the right.

Meeting Times

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

Mid-Week Meeting      Fourth Day 5:30 pm

What's New

Robert Lawrence Clayton

March 7, 1926 - December 23, 2016

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Each year the clerk of the meeting prepares a report on the spiritual state of the meeting.  These reports are filed with the Yearly Meeting in January of each year.  The reports for the last several years may be found here.

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Gene Elaine Stimart Beardsley

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Theodore Culver Jones, Jr.

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In today's Opinion Section of the New York Times was an interesting piece about Quakers and the use of pronouns.  The only thing the writer really got wrong was the mistaken idea that modern Friends no longer use "thee" and "thou".  But, nevertheless, interesting.

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What would right relationship among Native and non-Native peoples of North America look like? How can we begin to take steps in that direction in our communities, places of worship, schools, and other institutions?

The Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples (TRR) program promotes education, reflection, dialogue, and action in response to these queries.

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Worship with us!

352-372-1070
Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse
702 NW 38th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
United States
Meeting Times: 

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

Mid-Week Meeting      Fourth Day 5:30 pm

Accessibility

Fully handicapped accessible

Hearing assistance in the Meeting Room





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